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anita labkon, three years ago at their home in cedar rapids. today, 9-1-1 recordings were e played to the court. court.cbs 2 news reporter stephanie johnson has our continuing coverage. throughout the trial today cusic barely made any eye contact with anybody. he did speak to his attorney when the prosecutors brought up their witness, dr. tranel. tranel.dr. tranel did not personally interview cusic but he reviewed cusic's mental history and gave his expert opinion. he talked about cusic's iq test and showed results of the test for the jury. he compared cusic's iq results from two different psychologists. both tes were given ten months apart from one other. cusic's score differed slightly between the two tests. based on the tests, dr. tranel
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suffer from long term brain damage. well my opinion about that is his behavior during that call is sufficiently coherent and organized and linear but he does not appear to be majorly intoxicated at that time reporting in cedar rapids... stephanie johnson...cbs 2 news. new tonight at six, six,a back-and-d-fourth dispute involving a cedar rapids trucking company and a federal agency, will now go before the nation's highest court. court.the u-s supreme court
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to review a decision by a federal appeals court, saying the company cannot recover four-point-seven million dollars in legal fees.those fees would come from the u-s equal employment opportunity mmission, which launched a major investigation into allegations that female truckers were routinely sexually harassed.a trial-level court *first awarded the fees.a decision is
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governor branstad and the iowa department of human services are looking for federal approval from the centers for medicare and medicaid services on a new program. program.it's called iowa health link.it would join most medicaid programs together into one care program managed by four organizations.but...as cbs 2 news reporterermellaney moore explains, groups who traveled from the corridor to des moines today don't know if this is right for 560-thousand iowans. iowans. the concerned citizens are just returning totothe corridor. they left before sunrise to be heard by state lawmakers.two busses left coralville and cedar rapids to attend an all day health oversight committee meeting.passengers came all the way from places like clinton and dduque.capitit ststf invited some passengers
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have concerns about how money will be handled, what that will leave for medicaid recipients and the companies being trusted with managing their care.if it's approved by the centers fororedicare and medicaid services, the program would start january first. first. this bus is here because we are a group of concerned people who are either those on medicaid, providids of those who are on medicaid or family members who are on medicaid and we are in opposition of governor branstad's proposal to move iowa medicaca to managed care organizations.the centers for medicare and medicaid services will be in des moines tomorrow.we have more information about thisn our website cbs 2 iowa dot m. mellaney moore, cbs 2 news. also today, the governor announced an extension for medicaid's safe harbor deadline. deadline.he now says until april first, medicaid providers will rececee 100-
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services regardless of whether they're in-network under a patient's new plan.the governor's office says the extension is designed to give patients peace of mind that they can continue to see their same providers. iowans and people across the country are taking time to remember the attack on pearl harbor. harbor.today marks the 74-th anniversary of the bombing by e jajanese, that killed more than 24-hundred americans and nearly wiped out the entire pacific fleet.students at vinton-shellsburg middle school honored the y by paying tribibe to those who lost their lives and discussing the impact of the bombing. eighth grade teacher alex vasquez has been leading the tribute for several years. his colleagues say it means a lot to t t students. he tries to educate not only the students in the best way that he knows how to bring history alive, but also, educate the community ananjoin community and students together." together."a special part of the presentation today was a
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arizona and a flag from it was on display in the school's library. technology experts say politicians have not addressed their growing field on the campaign trail. trail.that's why right now they're hosting a presidential tech town hall in cedar rapids. rapids.cbs 2 news reporter steffi lee is there live to explain why this isn't going to be your average discussion. with pressing issues like national security - tech experts say technology is now a topic that's pushed aside in this election cycle.so inside these doors at the hotel at kirkwood&- governor martin o malley and former ceo carly fiorina will geteto make their case o osupporting technology growth in the state that's first to hold the caucuses. its not just silicon valley, it's not just new york that has these young exciting growing compiesa state known for fertile farmland - is now growing in its technology sector. sector.the small communities that are growing here in cedar rapids - you see them ides moines and you see them in iowa8cityjulie samuels is executive director for the
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engine.she says while candidates address iowans with a handshake and a smile - they haven't addressed what iowans are starting to depend on - such as startups. startups. they dont fall onon traditional party lines so if you are running the republican nomination or if you are running the dem nomination you might not want to make any waves and talk about these issueswhich is why a presidential tech town hall will generate tough questions. monday afternoon - democratic governor martin o'malley and republican former ceo carly fiorina will be asked... asked...wh kind of policies they wouldldimplement as president to ensure that these companies can find fertile ground to growtechnology association of iowa president bryan waller - "that's part of our job is to change perception and events like this help that so if you're a young person growing up in iowa you know you can have a really cool job in technology right here in the state.in classrooms - "we know we need kids to be creators of technology and not just consumers of technology" waller says the next
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education and broadband access will direct iowa's fure. future."what's exciting is to see manufacturers in iowow digitizing their manufacturing floors." we had a chance to speak with o'malley and fiorina face to face about their thoughts on cybersecurity in the wake of isis threats.we'll have that tonight on the cbs 2 news ten at ten.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, steffi lee, cbs 2 news. parents with kids in a cedar rapids early childhood program are fighting to keep it open. saint paul's united methodist church is hoping to make its building mgre accessible.and tonight -- the church will vote on final plans for construcucon.the childhood d education program runs four days a week - teaching kids basic skills.parents fear construction at the church will prevent the program from continui.the pastor says a task force is looking for temporary spots to keep disruption to a minimum. good news drivers- these low gas prices are expected to
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season.prices in the corridor are now as low as 1-8484er gallon. analysts say oil production is exceeding demand and it could stay that way until summer. if prices stay this low, oil companies could cut back on some production. production.to see the most up-to-date gas prices in your area, head to the gas guage on cbs 2 iowa dot com. coming up next, on the cbs 2 news at six, packing for pasadena. pasadena.bowl fever continues for hawkeye fans.where prices for tickets are sitting right now.
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cbs 2 this morning.semi drivers are usually working overtime during the holiday season,see the creative way one e mi is spreading some holiday cheer in the process. that's tomorrow on cbs 2 this morning. a big announcement sunday that the iowa hawkeke football team is headed to southern california for the rose bowl, still has hawkeye nation humming. humming.a lot of fans are already packing for pasadena for the new years day game. that's even *before they have their tickets in hand, of know if they will be able to get tickets at all.ticketmaster begins selling tickets tomorrow morning at ten a-m. stub hub already has tickets listed.@he latest check shows them starting at 620-dollars. some are going for more than five thousand dollars a piece. travel agencies we spoke to this ekend say their phones are ringing off the hook. "there's a bus that'll be sitting there ready to take them to their hotel, another
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the game and then back to the hotel when it's done." done."meanwhile, hy-vee is helping the team celebrate. this afternoon more than a dozen staff members delivered 43-hundred yellow roses to the hansen football performance center. cool and cloudy this morning, but the sun peeked out and it turned into a pretty nice afternoon. afternoon.chief meteorologist terry swails is here with an
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coming up in sports sportsit's a regular season rematch in the playoffs -- but why mark farley isn't calling u-n-i's game agagast n-d-s-u a revenge game -- that's next on cbs 2. 2."cbs 2 news connects with you.call us at 1-800-222-kgan email us at news at cbs 2 iowa dot comconnect with us on
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iowa is rose bowl bound for the first time since 1991 -- and the team is definately smelling the roses, with over 4 thwusand of them delievered to the hawkeye football operations building buildingbut now, this team has to do something they haven't done all season -- bounce back after a loss -- it's a type of adversity the hawks have yet had to face -- so this week before before anything else, kirk ferentz will lean on the leleership from his seniors "it's all good when everybody is winning, but you really find out how strong of a team is when you take an "l" and see how they bounce back from a loss so itit finiately going to take our senior
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keep going. it's time to move forward and prepare for another game." game.""we've never played this deep into a season, this is 14 eks since camp broke. 13 games in that time span so just wananto make sure we are smart. i know first and formost on our list right now... getting our players rested." hawkeye center austin bylthe $- has been named one of three finalists for the rimington trophy, which isisiven to the nation's most outstanding center. bylthe has started 48 games in his career at iowa -- including 44 straight. the williamsburg native earned second team all-big 10 honors this season. northern iowa advanced to the f-c-s quarterfinals thanks to in large part their rushing attack- the panthers racked up over00 yards on the ground against portland state... now u-n-i gets to face a familiar oppenent -- north dakota state it's a regular season rematch between the two valley schools -- earlier this season the panthers lost to the bison onon a last second touchdown -- so their is a revenge factor, but
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"a great motivational speaker or a speech or a revenge factor -- all that stuff lasts for about a play. it comes down to players... the battles on the field will decide the game." game.""maybe intrinsically... but ... coach farley's been lling us it's a process. it's not necessarily about north dakota state and the rivalry that we have: it's about january ninth." the last time these two teams played, carson wentz was undercenenr and threw for 4 touchdowns -- saturday he could be back on the field for the first time since breaking his wrist on october 17th. n-d-s-u head coach chris klieman said today wentz will returno practice this week, , but hihistatus for saturday is up in the air. on the hardwood, the cyclones made history today -- iowa state jumped up 2 spots to sit 2nd in the coaches poll -- it's the highest they've been pollllnd in the p, the clones sit 4th -- the last time the program was ranked higher -- 1956, when they were 3rd. -- iowa state hosts
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in his first week back on the cocot, marion native marcus paige was named the acc's player of the week for his performances against maryland and davidson. -- against the terps paige scored 20 points and followed that up with a 13 point -- 4 assits game against the wildcats -- it's the fith time he's been named the conference's player of the week -- tying none other than micheal jordan. speaking o honor's -- iowa's ally disterhoft was named to the big 10 honor roll -- this season the iowa city native leads the team in points and assits per game and has scored in double figures in all 9 games for bluder's buncn. --- the newly ranked -- 23rd hawkeyes turn to action friday againt iowa state. we wilbe right back to tata
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